We’re a diverse group of people at SatSense, from different backgrounds and with different stories to tell. Here we welcome our newest addition, Amy.  She is being welcomed aboard to improve our understanding of the challenges geotechnical professionals face, and to help us tailor our products to suit customers.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2017 with an undergraduate degree in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics and began working in the mining industry as a geological technician.  From there I moved onto Asset Management on the strategic highways as a graduate geotechnical engineer within Kier. This Involved the identification and remediation of geotechnical defects on behalf of the client Highways England. I then pursued a Masters at Imperial College London in Soil Mechanics. On completion I worked as an Assistant Engineer on HS2, helping to design earthworks, culverts and analyse the ground movement impacts of these structures on neighbouring utilities.

What is your main role at SatSense?

My main role at SatSense will be working as a Geotechnical Engineer. The role is varied and involves a variety of tasks from business development, geotechnical reporting, presenting, relationship-building, and also understanding the challenges that the customer is facing.

What projects are you most excited about working on?

I’m Interested in all projects but looking forward to working on the mining projects or any project where safety can be improved using InSAR. I’m also excited to learn about what the customer needs and requires from InSAR.

What do you think the latest developments will be in the InSAR field in the coming years?

Further development of the InSAR algorithms to overcome the low spatial density that occurs over heavily vegetated areas. Additionally, in the next few years, I see developments in modeling soils non-linear behaviour. I personally think InSAR will be the safest and most cost-effective way to monitor ground movements in the future.

What is your best piece of advice to someone looking to join the engineering industry?

Try to identify what you like and don’t like but give everything your best shot.

What do you hope to learn from joining SatSense?

I’m really looking forward to learning about business development and building relationships with customers.  I find speaking to the customer to understand their needs vital in this regard, learning how to overcome their challenges with InSAR technology, to cater to their future needs.

What are you most passionate about in life?

I love to stay active, my two favourite pastimes are paddle-boarding with Duke (the dog) and running marathons.

What has been your most memorable experience in the industry?

Providing geotechnical input for the development of a gold mine.

If you could go back in time, where would you go to?

The 1980s. What a time to be alive, Prince & Michael Jackson in their heyday. You can’t beat it.

If you could take 3 famous people to space, who would they be?

Sam Fender – For musical accompaniment.

David Attenborough – The legend that is.

Tim Peake – Because space is a big place, it’s worth having someone who knows their stuff.

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